The Castle of Montjuïc is an old military fortress, with roots dating back from 1640, built on top of Montjuïc. Overseeing the city, the mountain and the ocean you will get great 360 degree views of Barcelona. Since the museum is closed since 2010 it is all about exploring the fortress.
With beautiful weather and well fed we made our way up to Montjuïc with it's park the Olympic Stadium and of course the Castle of Montjuïc overseeing the city and the ocean.
Most convenient way up without an own car is the Funicular de Montjuïc. Useable with the regular public transportation tickets you can hop on from the underground station Parallel. The ride itself is mostly in a tunnel but once a top you can start exploring the different gardens or walk up the castle. We decided to take the gondola Telefèric de Montjuïc. A small extra fee bring you one way or return up the hill and provides some nice views already from the city.
Onna Coffee - just around the corner from the Generator offering a selection of the art of coffee making and beans roasting. We got a simple one with a little sandwich for breakfast before making our way out into the sun!
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After our afternoon siesta and some shopping in Eixample and around Catalunya we went for a late dinner at Luigi. After all Italian is still one of our favorite kitchens. We enjoyed a small salad, some bruschetta for start and Prawn Spaghetti quadrati and Pizza as a main. Accompanied by a bottle of white wine and a tiramisu as dessert a very nice evening.
The university of Barcelona- sure a nice building
Lunch time at Flax and Kale/Theresa's juicery after our old town exploring tour. A hip and trendy spot near the university to eat healthy. Barely any meat on the menu. Instead fish, vegetarian and even vegan option as well as 30 different smoothies/juices in a bottle which can also be taken to go. We had a kale salad as a starter, salmon mini burgers and pumpkin (and other stuff) ravioli - all very nice. Quite busy in there for lunch time but still worth a visit despite the stepp bill.
A stroll through the Gothic quarter and a finish at the pretty cathedral. In general quite nice to walk the alleys of the old town. The only challenge is to find the right time when the shops are open.
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La Ceba - a small family owned restaurant which we discovered on our first trip to Barcelona a couple years ago. Back then the owner lady only spoke Spanish and Catalan. Since 2013 she translated her menu in English and added some vocabulary to communicate as well 😊. As simple it looks as good it is. A nice Spanish Omelette with a slide of tomato bread for a very good price. A good start for our comeback!
La Sagrada Familia is always worth a little walk. Gaudi's Masterpiece still under construction. After our arrival in the early afternoon we joined the asian tourists for some picture taking from all sides.
Before heading out for a little walk time for a lunch snack. Our first meal in Barcelona at Pikio Taco 🌮 across the street of the Hotel. A small Generator ownded Taco bar with some good and some ot so good tacos.
Arrival at the Generator Barcelona! Time to relax and slowly explore! With a good view from our balcony!